Pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Cavier has released his single “Comes a Moment”, taken from his debut solo album, Premier. The track provides a sincere vocal and deep sense of intimacy with Cavier. The melody generates a mystique to the hopeful lyrics regarding a father realizing that he must let go of his daughter as she grows up and is accepted into college. The message is one that few cannot relate to. It gives us an in-depth glimpse into the emotional intricacies when “there comes a moment to let go.” The interesting thing about the tune is the link between the lyrics and the melody. While the words describe a fairly bittersweet and at times sad situation regarding the evolution of family relationships, the melody and rhythm tends to be upbeat and uplifting contributing to the inner battle between contrasting emotions.
The calmness of the simple acoustic guitar and the thoughtful addition of percussion, bass guitar, and keyboards as the song builds put a well-deserved spotlight on the organic nature of Jonathan Cavier’s vocal. His voice has a certain element of grit that provides a dichotomy between the rough yet polished vocal and the compelling and affecting lyrics.
The song further displays Cavier’s all-embracing sound, as the arrangement is heavily rooted in somewhat of a throwback to ’80s power pop, including sax solo, enabling the listener to pick up on a nostalgic feel of tempo and rhythm while still incorporating driving drum lines to add an element of modern pop.
The song consistently switches between a stripped back melody for greater focus on Cavier’s vocal and the lyric and an upbeat, chant-like chorus that pushes lightheartedness. Cavier is supported on backup vocals by Wes Hightower, who has worked with Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Jason Aldean, among others.
As a solo artist Jonathan Cavier blends thought-provoking lyrics lush musical grooves and snappy sing-along choruses dripping with pop sensibilities. “Comes a Moment”, taken is a well-crafted single that displays Cavier’s passion to deliver arrangements with a diverse sound and appeal. The track is a resounding triumph for Jonathan Cavier and convincingly proves that he is much more than a trick pony.
MORE ABOUT JONATHAN CAVIER: Originally from Northern California, Cavier (pronounced “cav-AIR”) has been based in Phoenix, AZ for several years and up until recently was performing as Alan Clark in atmospheric pop duo EyeTalk. Over the course of ten years and five albums, this venture saw Cavier’s music reach audiences as far-flung as Italy, the UK, and Australia.
After five albums and hundreds of shows played throughout the US, Jonathan Cavier has reimagined himself and has formed a new musical identity on his debut solo album Premier. In addition to his musical endeavors, Cavier is a semi-professional tennis player and a member of the USTA and IFT. Cavier says that practicing and playing in tournaments is like “the fountain of youth.”